Archive for year: 2017

For many people, the battle with sugar can be particularly ferocious. It can arise during an afternoon slump at work, first thing in the morning, after every meal, in the middle of a workout — or, worst, in the middle of the night. In a sugar-laden world, it becomes too easy to reach for a quick fix.

Cravings tend to crop up when there’s a sense of depletion. However, if you can pinpoint what you lack, it’s easier to make healthier choices instead of going for something sugar-coated.

Here are a few possibilities for what may be driving those sweet cravings:

For many people, a sugar craving in the form of chocolate could signal a lack of magnesium, a common deficiency according to researcher Susan Yanovski from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Yanovski says that around 80% of people in the U.S. may be deficient in the mineral, which can be tied to irritability, insomnia and high blood pressure. If you feel stressed, chocolate may seem like the answer, but it could be your body yearning for magnesium instead.

Read the full article at My Fitness Pal blog

Visage Dermatology introduces the newest product in dermal fillers, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, the First and only FDA-approved filler proven to increase fullness and soften the appearance of vertical lines around the lip for up to 1 year.

Having full, plump lips is often considered a sign of good health, beauty and youth. Whether you were born with thin lips or your lips are thinning due to the natural aging process, there are many ways to enhance them.

Lip injections using natural or synthetic fillers can keep your lips plump for months at a time. Dr. Kongsiri and Visage Dermatology providers love natural looking lips. VOLBELLA® addresses these concerns by subtly improving the shapeliness and smoothness of the lips without excessive volume.

If you’re hesitant to improve the appearance of your lips for fear of looking fake or you just want to learn more, call Visage today to schedule your cosmetic consult to achieve your natural, desired look.

Dr. Kongsiri and her medical providers have knowledge of the perfect injection technique to give you a natural lip, with just the right amount of fullness.

Schedule your consultation today at 727-388-6982 Option 301 or 302.

Did you know that Stress can cause you to gain weight?

Are you not losing the weight you want too? Could it be too much stress in life?

The final possible culprit behind stubborn weight issues may be the stress hormone, cortisol. Too much cortisol will increase hunger levels, bringing along subsequent weight gain. The most common cause of elevated cortisol is chronic stress and lack of sleep, so try to get in those ZZZZZZ’s.

Learn more about our Weight Management Clinic.

Are you suffering from early signs of jowls and skin laxity, but don’t want to commit to a full surgical facelift? 

We are one of the very first practices in the United States to offer the recently FDA approved Silhouette InstaLift, a non-invasive, non-surgical facelift that takes only 45 minutes to perform and reveals instant, long-lasting results that only improve over time. We are excited to offer it to our patients who want comprehensive lift and rejuvenation without the anesthesia, incisions, scarring, and recovery time of full surgery.

Areas of Concern:

  • Lines and Wrinkles
  • Face, Lips and Eyes
  • Neck
  • Lift and Tighten Skin

To learn more about Silhouette InstaLift and see if you are a candidate, schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologic surgeons today! Call 727-388-6982 to make your appointment.